Video transcript - The three-step approach to overcoming burnout
The three R approach. This can be really helpful for overcoming those feelings of stress and then overcoming those feelings of burnout. So it's Recognize, Reverse, and Recharge. So what do I mean by all of that?
So Recognize is, really be on the lookout for symptoms of burnout, know what they are, and be able to recognize them when they happen. We can't change things that we're not aware of. And so really taking the time to sit with ourselves and allowing ourselves to fully understand in a non-judgmental way what we're experiencing and what's triggering this response.
And then Reverse. Really sending the damage back to where it came from through stress management and getting support, which could mean really asking for help, being brave enough to say, I don't know how to do this on my own. Can I get some help?
Reversing the damage could also be setting a boundary. Is there a boundary that needs to be set with work? Is there a boundary that needs to be set with someone in your personal life? Is there a way that something, even if it's one thing, can be taken off of your plate? So really engaging in that self-care.
And then Recharge. So decreasing the chances of burnout happening again by really prioritizing your emotional and physical health. You really do come first. Your mental health and your physical health is the most important because, without it, you aren't able to show up to work, you're not able to show up to your family, friends, and loved ones, and the way that you're thinking, you're not able to be your best self.